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're in a changing environment, as you just noeted, when you're losing the cuban vote in florida, that's a brand-new day in american politics for the gop. >> they should have been listening to you. michael steele and steve elmendorf, thank you very much. >>> and this veterans day marnt the fuirst time in a decade in which there are no soldiers fighting in iraq. >> this 9/11 generation that stepped forward after the towers fell and in the years sense have stepped into history. running one of the greatest chapters of military service our country has ever known. tour after tour, year after year, you and your families have done all that this country has asked. you've done that and more. >> joseph carnes goodwin is a member of that post-9/11 generation that served in iraq and afghanistan and joins me now from boston. joe, great to see you. tell me about what made you want to serve and you did two tours, i think? >> that's right. one in iraq and one in afghanistan. >> and one in afghanistan. you, obviously, we've known for you for a long time. your parents, doris kearns goodwin, and your father, of co
resignation? maybe there would be in the current environment. i can't tell anymore what the standards are sometimes. >> well, you know, i don't know. >> i mean it. >> i doubt that. i think you're probably right. and certainly it doesn't apply to members of congress, but they're elected officials and these are appointed officials. the fbi basically says we decided to tell the dni, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, when we were all done what happened here because we thought he should know as, in essence, a personnel matter. under the new system the director of the cia reports to clapper. clapper is his boss, and they thought that clapper should know. he controls the security clearances. let him make the decision about whether it was proper to keep david petraeus on the job. obviously clapper felt it wasn't and told petraeus he ought to resign. >> i guess it's one of those cases once people know about it, the catch-22 is you have to do something about it or else you're part of the cover-up. maybe that's the way they look at it. pete williams, as always, thank you, sir
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